LIFE+STYLE / May 10, 2018 Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?

By: Jaylin Paschal, Life+Style Reporter (@creatveiiberation) When the blockbuster Black Panther came out in February, it took no time for people to start referring to Howard as the “real Wakanda.” As students, most of us snarked. In February, undergraduate students were experiencing infrastructure disasters and administrative shortcomings that made Howard seem far from even being...

LIFE+STYLE / March 31, 2018 Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles Stands In Solidarity with Student Protesters at Howard University

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick confirmed on Wednesday, the mishandling of funds, and in turn, the firing of six employees, student group, HU Resist, organized a protest at the university’s main administration building. The protest is currently in its third day. A list of nine demands including...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 How One Howard Drop Out is Determined to Give Back to Fellow Bison

Khalil Saadiq wants to help you win your race with his new scholarship By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Your first introduction to Khalil Saadiq may have been in 2014. He is the former Howard University student responsible for the viral #DontShoot photo taken at Cramton Auditorium in response to the shooting of unarmed teenager...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 Black Culture and the Digitally Driven World

By: Jaylin Paschal, Contributing Writer (@creativelbrtn)   When the popular hashtag #GrowingUpBlack took over the Internet, an eerily familiar feeling was experienced by Black Internet users nationally. It felt like discovering you had millions of long-lost cousins throughout the diaspora you could connect with over everything from having bonnet-adorned mothers calling you to “pass the...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 The Black Kennedy’s: How The Shakur Family Bridged Rap And Politics

“I just cried, as all mother’s cry, for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would never be allowed to be free at the same time…” By: Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Contributing Writer (@fnr_zay)   On September 7, 1996, after a Tyson fight that ended so abruptly the crowd was convinced Bruce Sheldon took a...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 “FEAR”: A Social Commentary

By: Jequcory Davis, Contributing Writer (@groovycory)   Kendrick Lamar never fails to draw us in politically with his lyrical social commentary, and his last album DAMN. was no exception. There are a number of gems to unpack and take a lot from including “XXX.” (police brutality), “FEEL.” (Who’s praying for Kendrick Lamar) and “YAH.” (religion)....

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15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death
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15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:15 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 Last Thursday, Aug. 25, marked the 15th year since the devastating loss of R&B star, Aaliyah Haughton. On August 25, 2001, the 22-year-old was killed after boarding a plane that crashed due to overloaded luggage. Along with eight others, Aaliyah boarded the…

Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint
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Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:52 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 After over four impossible years of waiting, music artist and songwriter Frank Ocean can finally cast away his 2016 nickname ‘Fake Ocean.’ Frank Ocean’s release of visual album “Endless” and LP “Blonde” (stylized as ‘Blond’), on August 19 and 20 respectively, elicited…

Column: “Code-Switching:” The HU Student’s 404 Error
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Column: “Code-Switching:” The HU Student’s 404 Error

By Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Culture Editor Posted 11:42 AM EST, Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 As a single parent, my mother worked tirelessly to provide the best life possible for my siblings and me. Unfortunately, her dedication to us also led her to spend the majority of her time at work. Like many single parent households, multiple double shifts with…

Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts
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Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts

By Chanté Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:12 PM EST, Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of nine international Black Greek letter organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi…

Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.
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Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.

By Zerline Hughes, Hilltop Alumni Columnist (SPECIAL To The Hilltop) Posted 10:15 PM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 As you young folks say, I just got my life! And how appropriate – I was at the “Phife is Living!” event held at Marvin Gaye Park in Northeast Washington, D.C on Saturday, July 16. Live Afro-Cuban drumming by…

Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”
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Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”

By Shai Vaz, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 11:35 AM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 In his new video “Battle,” singer, songwriter and Howard University senior public relations major Samuel Hargro, also known as his alias “SAM BLVCK,” illustrates the raw reality of heartbreak. @_SAMBLVCK is our #sonymusicsunday artist!! Check out his new video #battle 🎤 #howardu pic.twitter.com/bvaZuJnbJJ — Sony…

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